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Rendezvous (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, War | 25 October 1935 (USA)
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets her uncle to cancel Bill's orders and has him reassigned to break enemy codes. In his new assignment he becomes involved with beautiful Russian spy Olivia Karloff, who is working for the Germans, and must juggle Joel's affection and his pursuit of Karloff's connections to retrieve a stolen code book. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Bill Solves an Exciting Mystery and Wins a New Sweetheart!

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Comedy | War

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25 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Blonde Countess  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The studio was not happy with the ending, and taking in responses from preview audiences, ordered re-shoots a month after original filming had ended. Sam Wood took over as director and James Wong Howe as cinematographer for the re-shoots, but received no on-screen credit for their three weeks of work. See more »

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When Bill returns to his office from the lab, he is shown opening the door twice between shots from outside and inside the office. See more »

Connections

Remade as Pacific Rendezvous (1942) See more »

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Music by Lee S. Roberts
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Is this the most stupid spy film ever made
10 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

It is quite a bizarre mixture of spy film and Rom.The most likely reason for this is the desire of MGM to ensure that this spy film would have some appeal to all types of audiences.Maybe the factor of at least 8 writers contributes to the explanation.There are many sub plots that go totally unexplained.Caesar Romero plays a Russian officer who is part of the German spy ring.Given that the two countries were at war why was he working for the enemy.Who shot Charley Grapewin and how did he get past the guards?William Powell wants to go off to fight the war,but would never have been allowed to go because of his knowledge of intelligence work.Rosalind Russell inherits a badly written part and does her best with it.


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